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Smooth Transitions to School Important for Every Child

Helping to make sure your child is ready for the start of the school year is every parent’s responsibility.  It’s especially important for parents of young children starting grades K-3.  Why are the early grades so important, and what can you as a parent do? Early school success sets kids up for later academic success, […]


Principles of Community Placemaking

UW Extension Community Development Educator Steve Grabow authored a featured article on “Principles of Community Placemaking” in the March 2015 edition of The Municipality, the monthly magazine of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities (LWM). The Communications Director of the LWM invited this feature as part of an issue focusing on community placemaking. The article is found on […]

Head Start Parent Cafes

Parent Cafes as a New Model of Family Engagement

One of our local partners is getting ready to pilot a new model of family engagement.  What’s family engagement?  It refers to getting parents and guardians involved in their children’s education as full partners with local early care and education providers as well as local K-12 schools.  Family engagement has been shown to increase school […]


County Fair Celebrates 4-H’s 100th!

 CENTURY OF 4-H CENTURY OF 4-H — Wisconsin’s 4-H clubs are celebrating the 100th anniversary of their founding this year. Pictured above, Sarah Torbert, Jefferson County’s University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H/youth development agent, and summer UW-Extension 4-H intern Kamilla Thoma display a banner celebrating the century milestone.   Posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:53 am Updated: […]

Happy Baby!

Text4Baby! Great, Free Resource for Expectant Parents

Looking for just in time prenatal and baby development info??  Here’s a great new resource – text4baby! Get support throughout your pregnancy and baby’s first year with FREE text messages from text4baby. Text4baby delivers messages covering a wide range of health topics including safety, immunization, nutrition, birth defect prevention, developmental milestones, and much more. It’s […]